In Mississippi, Governor Tate Reeves has signed a bill ordering the removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. At a signing ceremony, Governor Reeves said he will continue to oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.
Gov. Tate Reeves: “I reject the mobs tearing down statues of our history, North and South, Union and Confederate, Founding Fathers and veterans. I reject the chaos and lawlessness, and I am proud it has not happened in our state. I also understand the need to commit the 1894 flag to history and find a banner that is a better emblem for all Mississippi.”
Under Mississippi’s newly signed law, a design for a new flag must contain the motto “In God We Trust.”